Sunday, October 03, 2010
Is it art, or is it an accident? Does it matter?
Sometimes you come across something interesting on a wall, and you really don't know if it got there accidentally or was made deliberately.
I came across these marks as I was driving over the Edgewood Avenue Bridge over the Southwest Bike Path in Madison. At first they looked like scuff marks that had been made by some large object being moved across the bridge and brushing against the wall.
On second thought, I wasn't so sure. Maybe these were abstract paintings, street art that some might call graffiti, although they weren't spray painted. They looked more like dry brush strokes. I've put a couple more in my my Chasing Abstraction set on Flickr.
In the end, I was left to wonder. Is it art, or is it an accident? Does it matter? Why?